Dublin-born Conor Russell studied violin making at Cork School of Music from 1985 to 1988 and has won various national awards for his work. Later, he worked in Dublin, and then with J & A Beare (London), studying restoration. From 1991 to 1997 he shared a workshop with William Hofmann in Wicklow, restoring instruments.
He now works from his Kilbride home. He is a member of the Entente Internationale des Maitre Luthier et Archetiers d’Art.